Drugstore Haul (NYX, Real Techniques, Hard Candy, Rimmel, Annabelle Cosmetics, ELF, Cake Beauty)

Drugstore Haul (NYX, Real Techniques, Hard Candy, Rimmel, Annabelle Cosmetics, ELF, Cake Beauty)

NYX Perfect Filter Olive You Palette- I was excited to pick this palette up at Shoppers because I've been needing a break from all the warm orange/red palettes. I've heard good things about the NYX Perfect Filter palettes and decided to give this one a try.  I really love the green/olive tones in the palette and it has a nice mixture of mattes and shimmers.

Real Techniques Color Correcting Brush Set- This set comes with 4 dome shadow brushes and 4 mini sponges. This set is suppose to be used for color correcting, but I don't really color correct that much. I really like the dome shadow brush to apply my transition shade, and I also love these brushes for concealer. I thought this set of 4 would be great to have the extra brushes. I have tried the Real Technique mini sponges, and I really do like them.

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Long Lasting Setting Spray- It's been awhile since I used a Hard Candy setting spray and I decided to give this one a try. So far the nozzle seems to spray evenly and it smells nice.

Rimmel Instaflawless Primer (Radiant)- This primer gives me skin an nice radiant glow. I'm still testing it out, and I will have a full review to come. I have dry skin and I look for radiant, hydrating primers to wear. I haven't seen this is many drugstores but I was able to pick it up at Walmart.

Annabelle Cosmetics Highlighter- I've been trying out liquid/cream highlighters and decided to give this one a try too. I wear these on their own for a more natural highlight. I also like layering my highlight with a cream underneath. Layering my powder highlight on top of a cream allows my highlight to last all day. This champagne shade seems to work well on my fair skin.

ELF Eye Refresh- The eye refresh claims to "brighten and refresh the under eye to help alleviate puffiness and dark circles." I  recently discovered that hydrating my under eye before concealer works wonders. I wanted to give this one a try since it is very affordable. Elf also has a eye refresh cream that I would like to try out.

Delectable Hand Cream 4 Pack- Cake Beauty has released a hand cream four pack and I picked it up. I love the smell of these hand creams and they don't feel greasy. This cooler weather demands that I stock up on hand cream and all things hydrating.

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?


  1. That NYX palette looks absolutely gorgeous. The shades are very pretty and a little different. The shimmer shades in particular are lovely. I like Real Techniques brushes but have not tried these. I feel drugstore highlighters are quiet good these days. :-)

  2. That NYX palette looks lovely - I love the green, olive shades! They're so unique and not colours that I have seen in my other palettes.
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

  3. I'm loving the look of that NYX palette, the colours are really beautiful! This is such a great haul xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  4. That Nyx palette looks like a great dupe for the Subculture palette! Great haul x


  5. I love Cake Beauty! Their stuff always smells so good. That NYX palette is so pretty.

  6. These products sounds great! I don't usually like palettes but that NYX sounds great :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  7. Oooh, I like the look of the Annabelle highlighter and the Delectable hand creams (although as a gardener I do need a heavy duty handcream, haha). And great tip about hydrating my under eye before using concealer - I will have to try that tomorrow! x

    Lisa | www.lisasnotebook.com

  8. What a great haul! The handcreams sound great as stocking stuffers as well for christmas and that rimmel primer looks nice, would have to look into that but haven't seen it around. Don't think i can get any of the other brands here though, but that nyx palette has some great shades for the holiday season as well!

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty, Food & Lifestyle

  9. Great products, I love the combinations you made. Thanks for the nice tips as well, cant wait to try them out!

    Selina | Selinas Inspiration

  10. I love the Real Techniques Brush Set, but I know that I wouldn’t use them for colour correcting either! 🤷🏼‍♀️ I love some of the shades in the NYX palette, but I don’t quite know if I’m adventurous enough to try out the olive shades (defeats the point of the name a little).. 😂🙊

    Andi | www.andthenzen.co.uk

  11. That palette looks so amazing!! xx


  12. Ooo all these bits look so good I love a good drugstore haul like this with loads of bits to try! I’ve always thought the Nyx palettes look so nice but I’m still yet to try any, such a nice change seeing these eyeshadow shades rather than all the warm tones!

    Ellie x